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Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

Six Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

June 24, 2010

Debunking the Summer Vacation Myth

“Few people take long vacations anymore, so for the corporate world it’s business as usual in the summer,” says Laura Berman Fortgang, a pioneer in the personal coaching field who has appeared on “Oprah” and “The CBS Early Show” and wrote Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction.

“It may take a little longer to get internal consensus on a hire because of staggered vacations, but why waste three months when you can move things forward during that time?” suggests Fortgang, who says that summertime can offer advantages to job seekers. “Sometimes, summer’s quieter pace gives hiring managers a bit more ‘brain space,’ so they are more attentive to employment applications,” she says.

Summer can be a prime hiring season for some employers. “Many projects hit the ground running in the fall, and employers want new people in place,” Fortgang says.

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